Elementary School

  • HiCap Opportunities for Elementary Students

    Grades K-2

    Primary Enrichment Program (PEEP)

    In grades K-2, services are offered at the student’s neighborhood school in a general education classroom through our Primary Enrichment Program (PEEP). This program is designed to build on students’ strengths and to nurture their potential so that advanced ability has the opportunity to emerge.

    Services may include:

    • Differentiated instruction with flexible grouping
    • Enhanced/enriched content or curriculum
    • Adjusted pacing
    • Curriculum compacting

    Grades 3-6

    In grades 3-6, qualified students are currently served through two program service delivery models.

    Accelerated & Clustered Enrichment (ACE) Program

    Highly Capable students may receive services through the Accelerated and Clustered Enrichment (ACE) Program at their neighborhood school. Led by teachers trained and familiar with the needs of highly capable students, this model allows clusters of students receiving Highly Capable services to receive instruction designed to meet their advanced needs while participating with other students within their school community.

    Services may include:

    • Differentiated instruction with flexible grouping
    • Enhanced/enriched content or curriculum
    • Adjusted pacing
    • Curriculum compacting with the use of independent study/projects

    Odyssey Program

    Additionally, students who are academically highly gifted as demonstrated by achievement at the highest levels in both the quantitative and verbal areas will be served through the Odyssey Program in self-contained classrooms at selected program sites. Such students demonstrate significantly different learning needs that require comprehensive and substantial modification to the general education curriculum and classroom experience to achieve educational benefit.

    Students identified for services and their families will be invited to learn more and to provide input through program open houses in the spring. Identified students are served at one of five school sites:

    • Kent Elementary School
    • Grass Lake Elementary School
    • Lake Youngs Elementary School
    • Ridgewood Elementary School
    • Sunrise Elementary School

    Services may include:

    • Above grade level curriculum acceleration
    • Differentiated instruction with flexible grouping
    • Enhanced/enriched content or curriculum
    • Curriculum compacting with the use of independent study/projects
    • Support for social-emotional needs
Last Modified on November 4, 2019